Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Wednesday, January 27, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Houseplants in afternoon sunshine

Winter’s big plus up in Seattle is that the sun, when it’s shining, comes way deep into the room if you have a southern exposure. The plants are a bit confused as they get no direct sun in the summer but of course then there are much longer days.

Dried blue hydrangeas and a Thanksgiving cactus on mom’s glass-topped table, I think from the 30s.

Connecting up with Through My Lens Monday, Our World Tuesday, Tuesday’s Wordless Wednesday, Tuesday Treasures, Wordless Wednesday, My Corner of the World Wednesday 1, Thankful Thursday, Little Things Thursday, Floral Friday, Friday Bliss, Pink Saturday, Weekend Reflections, Garden Affair Saturday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2 and All Seasons Sunday1. Thanks so much for visiting here and hope to see you again soon. Please sign up at upper right for notifications of new posts.

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Published Monday, January 25, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink anthurium

My anthurium plant has given me a lot of pleasure with its long bloom time and pretty shadows. Since I am in Seattle it seems to be thriving in a south window. Its heart-shaped “flower” is actually a bract, or a modified leaf, flaring out from the base of a fleshy spike (spadix) where the tiny real flowers grow.

Pink anthurium, or sweetheart flower, blooms in winter sunshine

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Published Thursday, January 21, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Free calendar

In honor of Inauguration Day yesterday and the big change it represents for the USA, I created a 2021 photo calendar of beautiful bouquets, all taken over the last few years at Seattle’s NW Flower & Garden Festival (formerly the NW Flower & Garden Show). #NWFGS #NWFGF You are welcome to download and share this Bouquets 2021 Calendar.

If you print it out, I suggest at perhaps at 80% size (for even borders), centered on the page, printing on only ONE side of the page—a little craft project for you. Enjoy!

In the comments, I’d love to know your favorite photo page.

Cover art of the free letter-size calendar download below.

Download here: 2021Bouquets

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Published Saturday, January 16, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Backlit amaryllis

I’ve gotten a lot of pleasure out of the planted big amaryllis bulb I got in December. This is its third flower stalk!

Red amaryllis blooms in winter sunshine

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Published Friday, January 15, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Spring flowers in containers

These lovely spring flowers were in a display at Wave Hill NY one March day a few years ago. Wouldn’t you love these on your front step?

Pansies, daffodils, tulips and grape hyacinths blooming in containers

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Published Wednesday, January 13, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink rose macro

An August rose for your January day.

Close up of a rose and bud with its soft shadows in my garden in summertime

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Published Friday, January 8, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Two kitties

Looking through my archives, found this peaceful photo of a friend’s cats staying warm. Isn’t this relaxing just to look at?

Two kitty friends nap in cozy bed

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Published Saturday, January 2, 2021, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

The light is growing

I can feel the light growing! The earth has tipped its axis and the daylight begins to return. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Red amaryllis and paperwhites, blooming even in dark times

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Published Saturday, December 26, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Little cherub

Even on a gray and rainy day, there is beauty in the world.

Little angel sculpture waits patiently for spring

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Published Monday, December 21, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy Solstice!

What a year. We are all so grateful for the return of the light. May your world be bright!

Paperwhite narcissus bulbs bloom in winter solstice sunshine

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Published Saturday, December 19, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Emerging bulbs

Went outside the other day in a dry break and was thrilled to see these bluebell sprouts pushing up already. It’s not even technically winter yet and they speak to us of spring.

Green tips of spring flowers getting started early

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Published Friday, December 18, 2020, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Shadows on the wall

The mysterious thing about these early morning shadows is that the tree branches they show are probably 75 feet away. It’s amazing that the details of the cedar needles are so clear. I am thinking that there must be a pinhole camera effect.

Morning shadows from tree branches very far away

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